How do you format an iBook?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by mrjamin, Jun 11, 2003.

  1. mrjamin macrumors 65816

    mrjamin

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    #1
    Hey,

    I'd quite like to format my iBook and re-install OSX - how do you go about it?

    Any tips?

    MrJ
     
  2. shadowfax macrumors 603

    shadowfax

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    Re: How do you format an iBook?

    boot from your OS X install CD and tell it to do a format and reinstall.
     
  3. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    #3
    If your iBook's the same as mine, you've got 5 install CDs - 2 OS X CDs and 3 Software Restore CDs. Boot off OS X CD 1 and proceed through the install, when you get to the screen asking what drive to install to click Options and there's a choice to erase the drive and reinstall.

    Keep going through, insert CD 2 when needed. Once OS X is installed and running, insert Software Restore 1 and follow the instructions - the Restore CDs install stuff like AppleWorks and Classic.
     

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